Positive #2: Lawrence Grobel

Since I was a kid, I’ve been awed by Al Pacino. While in Thrift Town the other day, I was lucky enough to stumble upon a book by Lawrence Grobel who did the first interview with Al Pacino in 1979. They became friends and Grobel ended up doing many, many interviews over the years. I was thrilled to learn that the book was only published in 2006, so the book references such recent films such as Any Given Sunday and People I Know. When I think of Al Pacino, I usually think of him in the Godfarther but he has done so many amazing other movies including Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico, Glen Garry Glen Ross, Carlito’s Way, Scarface, Scent of a Woman, The Insider, Devil’s Advocate and The Recruit. Mr. Grobel does a great job of getting the reclusive actor to relax and open up. “Al Pacino in conversation with Lawrence Grobel” is a great read. Perfect for a lazy Sunday.

Frank Clayton, the Happy therapist

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